Arsenal handed Pedro Neto transfer boost with Wolves in talks to sign former Manchester United target as replacement


On Monday, it was stated that Arsenal were interested in signing Wolves winger Neto to replace the out-of-favour Nicholas Pepe, but the trade will be difficult to complete due to the Molineux-based club’s asking price of more than £50 million for the 22-year-old.

Another issue is that the transfer window shuts in just over a week, and Bruno Lage is unlikely to move one of his team’s finest players with so little time to find a successor.

Wolves have offered £15 million for the 25-year-old, who has one year left on his contract, while Stuttgart are demanding roughly £21 million.

Kalajdzic has 22 goals and 11 assists in 51 Bundesliga appearances and may have had more last season if he hadn’t missed half the season with a shoulder injury.

The Austrian international’s size and style of play have been compared to those of former striker Peter Crouch, and he is apparently interested in a transfer to the Premier League.

Kalajdzic was also on Manchester United’s shortlist this summer until they abandoned intentions to buy a new No.9 after Antony Martial’s pre-season revival.
If Wolves sign him, they may be more willing to sell Neto, albeit it would be a dangerous move considering their terrible start to the season.

At the time of writing, Lage’s squad is 17th in the table, having lost at Leeds and Tottenham and drawing at home against Fulham, scoring just one goal.


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